20 days in California, Texas & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California, Texas & Las Vegas Itinerary

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20 days in California, Texas & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and The Wave Organ. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hotaling & Co..

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Bring the kids along to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Austin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Austin by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at The Range 702, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Antonio in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Dig This ©
Dig This

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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